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Record Number: 4510


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Frances Burney to Esther Burney: 'Well I recollect your reading with our dear Mother all Pope's Works, & Pitt's "Aeneid".'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reading Group:

Esther Sleepe Burney and Esther Burney

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1749

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Virgil

Title:

Aeneid

Genre:

Classics, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Translated Pitt

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4510

Source:

Print

Author:

Margaret Anne Doody

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Frances Burney: The Life in the Works

Place of Publication:

New Brunswick, NJ

Date of Publication:

1988

Vol:

n/a

Page:

21

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Margaret Anne Doody, Frances Burney: The Life in the Works, (New Brunswick, NJ, 1988), p. 21, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=4510, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Joyce Hemlow et al, eds., "The Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (Madame d'Arblay), 1791-1840" 11: 286.

   
   
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